Online with a Pint
29 Feb 2004
In Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, you can go online whilst drinking a pint. Pubs and community centres in the surrounding Calder Valley are hotspots’, points for wireless internet connection using the latest wi-fi’ technology, provided by the Phone Co-op
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In Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, you can go online whilst drinking a pint. Pubs and community centres in the surrounding Calder Valley are hotspots’, points for wireless internet connection using the latest wi-fi’ technology, provided by the Phone Co-op.
Photo © 3-C
Hebden Bridge became the very first community to have a co-operative internet service provider (ISP) when residents, fed up with waiting for BT broadband, decided to take matters into their own hands. They received a grant from the local council and funds from members who bought shares in the Co-op, enabling them to launch Calder Connect Co-operative (3-C) in October last year. They already have 300 users. 3-C have installed transmitters on the spires of local churches to extend the reach of their service to parts of the Upper Calder Valley outside the range of BT broadband.
The Phone Co-op is also developing similar projects elsewhere in the UK, complementing its already successful telephone service and making it an integrated telecoms provider, the only one in Britain owned by its customers and members.
You can cut the cost of phone calls with the Phone Co-op’s telephone services and benefit Positive News at the same time. See Positive News website for details.
FURTHER INFORMATION : Contact: Calder Connect Co-operative
WEB SITE : http://www.3-c.coop
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